Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Negotiating Table

[Scene: Shabbat afternoon, post-lunch. Donny and I are struggling not to fall asleep directly on our cholent.]

Me: Guys, if you let Mommy and Daddy sleep when Nadav goes in for his nap, I'll pay you four shekel. Each.

Yaakov: Five shekel.

Donny: Four shekel if you play nicely together, one shekel if you also clean up after.

Me: "Playing nicely" means no fighting, no screaming and don't wake us up unless a limb is missing or there is a copious amount of blood spurting from somewhere.

Yaakov and Ariella: Okay.

We shake hands all around.

I sleep for two hours.

Best 10 shekel I ever spent.


SaraK said...

So *that's* why you were so cheerful when I came over :)

SARAH COOK said...

Brilliant! Don't know why I never thought of that!

Safranit (Safra-knit) said...

I'm gonna try that one!

מ.ש.ל said...
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faith/emuna said...

yo gila its hot, its the 9 days, your lOyal readers deserve a new post

Gila Rose said...

f/e - your wish is my command.